Mondo with Tonya (2)

Must there always be

A winner and a loser?

Can’t people work together?



Is more difficult to grasp

The ego finds no reward.


Mondo with Tonya (1)

When a woman wins,

does the world respond with love,

or do they lash out with hate?


Only frightened men,

With murkier histories,

Hate to see a woman win.


I was talking with a coworker, today, about some of the poetic forms I write in. She was particularly interested in the Mondo, poetic dialogue. The next thing I know, there is a katauta in my text message app!